Music everywhere proves we are awash with talent
WHAT a fabulous weekend we’ve had. The good weather brought everyone out - and made them happy - so what more could you ask for, writes Oban ambassador Kay MacDonald.
I was lucky enough to bump into a wandering accordionist called ‘Jock the Box’ who was really entertaining. I’d never heard Highway to Hell played on the accordion before and I loved it.
We were also lucky enough to have a young piper busking at Chalmers corner with more traditional fare, which was fantastic and could be heard all along George Street.
Music really brings the town alive and we have such a wealth of talented young performers. I’m hoping to see and hear a lot more of them as the summer goes on.
If you’re a fan of live theatre, then Oban Phoenix Cinema is the place to be with three National Theatre Live performances this month.
The first is one Obsession and is being broadcast from the Barbican Theatre in London and stars Jude Law. And the line-up until the end of August includes greats like Peter Pan, Andre Rieu and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf?.
Another Phoenix on the horizon is the arrival in Argyll at the end of the month of the Phoenix Choir which will be playing in St John’s Cathedral, among other places.
In fact, music of all kinds seems to be a feature of the summer with Oban Gaelic Choir hosting an event called Storas in the Corran Halls in June as well as all the talented musicians we have every weekend in the local pubs. We’re awash with talent. And that’s not forgetting Oban Live, which is only three weeks away.
Did you spot where last week’s photo was? Look up next time you’re passing The Anglers Corner.
I’d always been so mesmerised by the Native American fisherman I never noticed. This is an easy one ... honest!